ECE Student Career & Education Program

CDTC is currently accepting Educational Support Grant (ESG) Applications for the 2023-2024 program year. 

 This program provides support for specific educational expenses to students attending California Community Colleges. Students pursuing a career in early childhood or child development, MAY be eligible to apply for the Educational Support Grant. All eligibility criteria included in the application.

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Educational Support Grant Eligibility Requirements

Priority 1: Employees of all direct-funded CDSS/CDE programs including center- based programs and family child care network programs or center- based programs with satellite family child care providers. This also includes co-located Head Start Programs. Employees of any program, center-based or licensed family child care homes, that serve children on a voucher basis for Alternative Payment services. Employees of all other programs including center-based and licensed family child care homes are eligible.

Priority 2: Students who are not currently employed (as described in the above Priority 1 requirement) and enrolled in at least a three-unit ECE/CD Practicum/Student Teaching course or in at least two (2) core Child Development/Early Childhood Education courses as approved by the campus administrator and/or CDTC staff.

Additional eligibility criteria is included in the online application.

Grant funding (to support tuition and/or textbook costs) is based on submission of a complete application, the number of eligible students and successful completion of courses with a grade of "C" or better. Eligible courses could include ECE/Child Development course work, general education course work, remedial courses and child development work experience (general work experience course excluded). Limited funding is first come, first served

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